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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Public Service

Mayor Of Hardy Resigns !!

2016-07Nina Resigns

Mayor Nina Thornton just finished resigning as the Mayor of Hardy at the July19, 2016 City Council meeting.

This evening at the regular City Council meeting for the city of Hardy, AR., Mayor Nina Thornton first read a statement in regards to the resignation of the Recorder Treasurer, Carolyn Groves.

However, the bigger surprise was what she did next, as she verbally resigned as the Mayor of Hardy AR. After her verbal statement a motion was made to accept her verbal resignation with the notation that no written resignation would be provided. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. This follows concerns brought up at the prior Hardy City Council meeting where the Alderman were informed of an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) charge that is under investigation involving Mayor Nina Thornton.

Hardy Featured In AHHP Program

ahppSharp County Historical Society was pleasantly surprised when contacted by Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to put the Hardy Downtown Historic District on the Walks Through History tour map. Based on the crowd of over 50 people, the two hour tour was a hit for locals who wanted to learn more about the history of downtown.

Rachel Silva welcomed the group gathered in front of the Olde Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast to give a short background about Hardy and talk about the walking tours. “My job is to go around the state and give a tour of the historic sites once a month and they are always free and open to the public,” explained Silva. The tours are year round with the exception of January and February.

Hardy Arkansas Open For Tourist Season

 Come Pause In Hardy, AR for a day, a weekend, or more! With Spring weather arriving so early and Summer just around the corner….all of us are looking for some fun times from the grind of work. Well remember Hardy is a great place to come to for an affordable fun time.

If you enjoy camping, we have a camper park right off of the Main street in Hardy on the Spring River that is open and ready for you. If your into Bed and Breakfast stays, we got that too as well as some great hotels/motels. Now if you have a  larger group or  family, many home rental options are available  in the surrounding area.

Water Main Break On Main Street

HardywatermainCity of Hardy Superintendent Billy Gilbreath did a wonderful job, after a long afternoon of digging up Hardy’s Main St, in order to repair a water main break. By the end of the evening the leak was repaired and the hole closed up and the water back on. It was a long day for every one including Hardy Law enforcement who directed traffic keeping the crew safe.

The Friends of Hardy Arkansas wish to thank everyone who performed beyond compare on this most unusual Good Friday.

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Boldly Moving Forward…Hardy Team to Move Public Safety In New Improved Direction

2550201-HTo say he has big shoes to fill might be an understatement, but the newly appointed Hardy Police Chief will undoubtedly live up to the legacy his father Ernie Rose created. Just over a year after his father’s retirement from 32 years of law enforcement, Rose’s son Scott, took the proverbial reigns after long time local law enforcement officer Tamara Taylor withdrew her application for Director of Public Safety and recommended Rose for the job.

Rose and Taylor, who will continue as assistant chief, are looking forward to working together and bringing about positive changes for the city. The announcement was made at the Feb. 16 Hardy City Council meeting.

Hardy City Council discusses possible ordinances on some dirty issues

2478749-HHardy City Council heard concerns from a resident about stray dogs on the loose in Hardy at the council meeting held on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The council also continued conversation about delinquent properties, whose owners have been contacted and instructed to clean-up.

First Annual Boat-A-Thon Saturday Sept. 12th

Come one come all and sign up for the first annual Spring River Boat-A-Thon! This will be a fun event with a 7 miles of rafting, then 7 miles in a canoe and finally a 5 mile Kayak race to the finish. Register at 305 E Main St., Hardy AR. Feel free to call Rocky for more info at 870-847-5274

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Vandals Super Glued Local Business Doors Closed

lockHardy City police are investigating reports of vandalism on Main Street after doors to a local business were super glued shut. Store Owner Marc Herring of the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall stopped by his store Saturday evening on his way home, what he found was that vandals had put super glue inside the key holes to both his front and back doors to his business.

“I discovered that someone during the evening hours had super glued all of our locks shut,” said Marc Herring, owner of Ozark Classic Crafts Mall.

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